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  • David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    You may not know David Koechner's name, but you know him. You know him as drunken sportscaster Champ Kind in the "Anchorman" films, Todd Packer on NBC's version of "The Office," or Gerald "T-Bones" Tibbins from his improvisation comedy days. Since the mid 1990s, the comedian from Missouri has been...
  • George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez is well known for his comedy, but a new trailer for his upcoming film “Spare Parts” shows Lopez's range as a dramatic actor. Lopez is also producing the film, which is due to be released early next year. “Spare Parts” follows four undocumented high school students from Phoenix as they...
  • Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    When Tenacious D dropped their stellar Festival Supreme lineup last month, fans of the 1990s sketch comedy troupe The State were thrilled to see that the gang was getting back together for their first live show in five years. In honor of this momentous occasion, we wanted to take a look at some of...
  • Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    The title of Conan O'Brien's documentary film was "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop." It wound up being a very apt moniker. O'Brien's much talked-about departure from "The Tonight Show" is a distant memory now that O'Brien has re-established himself both as a talk-show host - he now helms the self-titled...
  • Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is at home on a comedy club stage. She also seems like she'd be at home sitting next to you at a local bar, or in your backyard at a neighborhood barbecue. The Missouri native is a working-class comic in every sense of that term, whether it's how she finds material in everyday...
  • King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    Will Ferrell is a comedic actor and producer who brings some of the funniest movies of all time to our screens. Ferrell started telling jokes to his friends when he was just a small child, because he liked making people laugh. While in high school he was involved in many extracurricular activities...
  • Movie review:  'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Movie review: 'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Who knew a film about abortion could be so funny? Fired from Saturday Night Live after only one season (2009-2010), comedian Jenny Slate went on to find a good deal of success in the entertainment business, but never the kind that raised her to household name recognition. While the content of the...
  • Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Comedian Chris Rock has a relentless drive to succeed since he was a young man After establishing himself as one of the best standup comics in the business, Rock has hosted his own award-winning television show, created a hit sitcom, become a credible dramatic actor and has directed three feature...
  • 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    Today, you know Jimmy Fallon as the guy that succeeded Jay Leno as host of NBC's iconic "The Tonight Show." But talk-show host is just his current title, as he's been one of the notable funny men of television since he became a featured player on another long-running NBC program, "Saturday Night...
  • Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham is no dummy; he just entertains millions of people with them. The Texas-born ventriloquist and comedian brings to life a cast of eccentric characters - from Walter, the epitome of the stereotypical crotchety old man, to Achmed the Dead Terrorist - to express different viewpoints and make...
  • Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Movie fans rejoice! AdultSwim.com will be airing new episodes of “On Cinema at the Cinema” starting next month. “On Cinema's” host Tim Heidecker has announced via Twitter that the movie review show will kick off its summer season on July 2. He also surprised fans by stating that frequent guest and...
  • Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Funny or Die revealed the impressive lineup for its second annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. The festival, which will be touring across the U.S. in August and September, features some of the biggest names in stand-up, including living legends and underground favorites. The lineup is...
  • Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Writer/director/producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow has announced that his next book, “Sick in the Head,” will feature interviews with some of the best comedic minds in stand-up, film and television. The collection of funny conversations will be published by Random House to be released some time...
  • Tracy Morgan brings real life hardships into brilliant comedy routines

    Tracy Morgan brings real life hardships into brilliant comedy routines

    Tracy Morgan went from a role on the sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” to a television program that spoofed that show with “30 Rock.” Along the way, Tracy Morgan's unique brand of comedy and entertainment made him one of the most beloved comedians in the world. Morgan is a comedian who finds...
  • Kanye West makes surprise appearance with Dave Chappelle

    Kanye West makes surprise appearance with Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle ended his first string of what were supposed to be solo dates at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall with a bang, as Kanye West made a surprise appearance at his show on June 20. West treated the enthusiastic crowd to a medley of some of his biggest hits including “New Slaves...
  • Kevin Hart parlays successful stand-up career into movie stardom

    Kevin Hart parlays successful stand-up career into movie stardom

    Kevin Hart went from being a funny stand-up comedian to one of the most successful movie stars in the world through hard work and dedication. From making people laugh in packed houses to headlining box office blockbusters, Kevin Hart has proven to be one of the most marketable funnymen in...
  • Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    For a city as multilingual as New York, it's shocking that so many events are only held in English. Stand up comedy appeals to people of all backgrounds and languages, and the more words one has available in different languages and dialects, the bigger the arsenal of jokes one has at her disposal...
  • 'Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson also stand-up sensation

    'Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson also stand-up sensation

    You know Craig Ferguson as the longtime host of CBS's "The Late Late Show," or maybe from his earlier role as department-store boss Nigel Wick on ABC's sitcom "The Drew Carey Show." What you might not know is that Ferguson first found success as a stand-up comedian, in the most unlikely of ways...
  • Chelsea Handler teams up with Netflix for new talk show and special

    Chelsea Handler teams up with Netflix for new talk show and special

    Netflix has announced that it is scooping up “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler for a new late-night-style talk show that will air on the streaming service in early-2016. Handler previously announced her plans to part ways from the E! Network, which she calls a “sad, sad place to live,” when her...
  • Bill Engvall: more than 30 years of blue-collar comedy

    Bill Engvall: more than 30 years of blue-collar comedy

    Bill Engvall is best known for his "Here's Your Sign" bit, or maybe for co-creating the sitcom that Jennifer Lawrence was on before she was a star. But the folksy stand-up comedian from Texas has done a lot of other things over a career that started more than three decades ago, and he's still making...
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